I hope everyone had a good holiday season. Things are going well here at the farm. The most noteworthy occurrence has been the resurrection of one of our chickens. Maybe not a true resurrection, but a pretty good comeback.
Our last remaining Leghorn had been laying misshapen, wrinkly eggs for some time. Then she laid shell-less eggs for a while. This could be a real mess when she would try to lay in a nest that already had other eggs in it. The membrane of the shell-less egg would break and cover the other eggs in goop and make a mess of the nest box. Eventually, she just stopped laying all together. That was a few months ago.
Imagine our surprise when we found a perfectly shaped, extra-large white egg last week. The next day brought another. Then another the day after that. She has now laid an egg for four days in a row! Pretty good for a three year old Leghorn!